History Main / DeathNotification

5th Mar '18 11:15:55 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Whenever a movie shows the folks at home while there is a war going on, you are very likely to see this: A pair of military personnel, in dress uniform, approaching the home of the soldier's family. [[GenreSavvy The family will almost always know]] [[HeDidntMakeIt what this means.]]

to:

Whenever a movie shows the folks at home while there is a war going on, you are very likely to see this: A pair of military personnel, in dress uniform, approaching the home of the soldier's family. [[GenreSavvy The family will almost always know]] know [[HeDidntMakeIt what this means.]]



In some cases, this takes the form of a telegram, to the point where the GenreSavvy will immediately guess the contents of a telegram recieved by a character in a wartime setting.

to:

In some cases, this takes the form of a telegram, to the point where the GenreSavvy one will immediately guess the contents of a telegram recieved by a character in a wartime setting.



* Sarah Jane Smith gets one of these visits from a UNIT colonel, accompanied by an entourage of armored trucks and gun-toting grunts (seriously, did they think Sarah Jane was going to ''eat'' them or something?), in ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures'' episode "The Death of the Doctor". [[GenreSavvy She doesn't believe it for a minute]].

to:

* Sarah Jane Smith gets one of these visits from a UNIT colonel, accompanied by an entourage of armored trucks and gun-toting grunts (seriously, did they think Sarah Jane was going to ''eat'' them or something?), in ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures'' episode "The Death of the Doctor". [[GenreSavvy She doesn't believe it for a minute]].minute.
12th Jan '18 10:02:46 AM eroock
Is there an issue? Send a Message


While most common in war movies, it is also a trope tragically familiar to familes of firefighters and police officers as well. When the notice is (most commonly) delivered in person, it is closely related to DueToTheDead. It would be disrespectful for the deceased's loved ones to inform them of the death [[LearnedFromTheNews through the news media]] along with the general public, after all. Compare to [[HeDidntMakeIt He Didn't Make It]]. May feature a TragicKeepsake. If the notification is laced with white lies to spare the recipient pain or avoid tainting the deceased's memory, see ThePowerOfLegacy.

to:

While most common in war movies, it is also a trope tragically familiar to familes families of firefighters and police officers as well. When the notice is (most commonly) delivered in person, it is closely related to DueToTheDead. It would be disrespectful for the deceased's loved ones to inform them of the death [[LearnedFromTheNews through the news media]] along with the general public, after all. Compare to [[HeDidntMakeIt He Didn't Make It]]. May feature a TragicKeepsake. If the notification is laced with white lies to spare the recipient pain or avoid tainting the deceased's memory, see ThePowerOfLegacy.
6th Nov '17 4:44:07 PM AndyLA
Is there an issue? Send a Message



to:

[[caption-width-right:287:Actually, [[VideoGame/TheForceUnleashed he got a crate and a TIE Fighter Force-dropped on him]] and [[RasputinianDeath got stabbed by an electrified lightsaber]]. But don't tell that to his wife.]]
5th Nov '17 10:17:42 PM talfonso1
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The PSA [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-X_XY-vWzKs "Every Three Hours"]] from States United to End Gun Violence shows viewers how an ER doctor prepares to do this. The thoughts that race through her mind as she prepares to notify the kin in the waiting room are based on the New York Times Op-Ed [[https://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/04/opinion/sunday/how-to-tell-a-mother-her-child-is-dead.html "How to Tell a Mother Her Child is Dead"]].

to:

* The PSA [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-X_XY-vWzKs "Every Three Hours"]] from States United to End Gun Violence shows viewers how an ER doctor prepares to do this. The thoughts that race through her mind as she prepares to notify the kin in the waiting room during her preparations are based on the New York Times Op-Ed [[https://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/04/opinion/sunday/how-to-tell-a-mother-her-child-is-dead.html "How to Tell a Mother Her Child is Dead"]].
5th Nov '17 10:16:41 PM talfonso1
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The PSA [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-X_XY-vWzKs "Every Three Hours"]] from States United to End Gun Violence shows viewers how an ER doctor prepares to do this. The thoughts that race through her mind as she prepares to notify the kin in the waiting room are based on the New York Times Op-Ed [[https://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/04/opinion/sunday/how-to-tell-a-mother-her-child-is-dead.html "How to Tell a Mother Her Child is Dead"]]

to:

* The PSA [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-X_XY-vWzKs "Every Three Hours"]] from States United to End Gun Violence shows viewers how an ER doctor prepares to do this. The thoughts that race through her mind as she prepares to notify the kin in the waiting room are based on the New York Times Op-Ed [[https://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/04/opinion/sunday/how-to-tell-a-mother-her-child-is-dead.html "How to Tell a Mother Her Child is Dead"]] Dead"]].
5th Nov '17 10:01:08 PM talfonso1
Is there an issue? Send a Message



to:

[[/folder]]
5th Nov '17 9:59:35 PM talfonso1
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

[[folder:Advertising]]
* The PSA [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-X_XY-vWzKs "Every Three Hours"]] from States United to End Gun Violence shows viewers how an ER doctor prepares to do this. The thoughts that race through her mind as she prepares to notify the kin in the waiting room are based on the New York Times Op-Ed [[https://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/04/opinion/sunday/how-to-tell-a-mother-her-child-is-dead.html "How to Tell a Mother Her Child is Dead"]]
16th Aug '17 1:46:08 PM DrOO7
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* A DreamSequence[=/=]ImagineSpot in the [[MilestoneCelebration 200th episode]] ("Life Before His Eyes") of ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' has Gibbs pose the question "What would have happened if my wife and daughter had not been killed?" The answer is in the form of the fateful knock on the door for Gibbs' wife Shannon.



* In the ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' episode "Life Before His Eyes," the ghost of Mike Franks shows Gibbs what would've happened if Shannon and Kelly hadn't been murdered and he'd remained a marine. What happens is Shannon and Kelly waiting for Gibbs to return home, until a cadre of marines appear at their front door...

to:

* In The DreamSequence[=/=]ImagineSpot in the [[MilestoneCelebration 200th episode]] ("Life Before His Eyes") of ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' episode "Life Before His Eyes," has Gibbs pose the question "What would have happened if my wife and daughter had not been killed?" The ghost of Mike Franks shows Gibbs what would've happened if Shannon and Kelly hadn't been murdered and he'd remained a marine. What happens is Shannon him--Shannon and Kelly waiting for Gibbs to return home, until a cadre of marines appear at their front door...


Added DiffLines:

* ''Series/GeneralHospital''. After one of mobster Sonny Corinthos' bodyguards is killed, he and right-hand man Jason go to inform the man's widow.
25th Jun '17 1:27:10 PM Lightblade
Is there an issue? Send a Message


While most common in war movies, it is also a trope tragically familiar to familes of firefighters and police officers as well. When the notice is (most commonly) delivered in person, it is closely related to DueToTheDead. Compare to [[HeDidntMakeIt He Didn't Make It]]. May feature a TragicKeepsake. If the notification is laced with white lies to spare the recipient pain or avoid tainting the deceased's memory, see ThePowerOfLegacy.

to:

While most common in war movies, it is also a trope tragically familiar to familes of firefighters and police officers as well. When the notice is (most commonly) delivered in person, it is closely related to DueToTheDead. It would be disrespectful for the deceased's loved ones to inform them of the death [[LearnedFromTheNews through the news media]] along with the general public, after all. Compare to [[HeDidntMakeIt He Didn't Make It]]. May feature a TragicKeepsake. If the notification is laced with white lies to spare the recipient pain or avoid tainting the deceased's memory, see ThePowerOfLegacy.
6th Jun '17 3:46:50 PM StarTropes
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** "Blood Brothers" starts with a mother being told that her daughter was killed in action--after she's already lost one son and has another who's dying of leukemia.
This list shows the last 10 events of 115. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.DeathNotification